Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Does installing Ubuntu 12.10 with 'Erase Win7' option deletes Windows partitions? [duplicate]

I had Win 7 in C:\ and other data in F:\ G:\ H:\ partitions. Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with option Erase win7 and install Ubuntu and checked LVM option. After installing Ubuntu I'm not able to see F:\ ...
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Problem when creating new partitions?

I've created a new disk partition by sudo fdisk /dev/xvda1 and the following commands: n p 1 Enter Enter w After, when I want to change the partition system file into xfs by sudo mkfs.xfs -i ...
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files do not save in /media/data

New to Ubuntu, a free OS of greatness, I followed the step by step procedure in one of the online resources of Ubuntu for installing the OS. As instructed, I learned that I have to create the ...
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Partitioning a new Dell XPS 15 L521X for Ubuntu

I just brought home my brand new XPS 15 L521X. I booted to Ubuntu 12.10 using a memory stick to check that the wifi and everything is working (it is). I am wanting to wipe the drive and install ...
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How to shrink an ext4 /home partition without using a LiveCD and losing data?

I need to shrink an ext4 /home partition (/dev/sda9) to make space for something else. I would prefer avoid live CDs (boot troubles with new EFI and. I don't have a CD/USB in hand in the office). I ...
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How to check an encrypted disk for errors

During the last installation of Ubuntu I set up full disk encryption using the option on the installer. My disk seems to now have become corrupt, and I'd like to check it for errors. GNOME Disks on ...
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How do I fix my broken/damaged Kubuntu installation?

(I am dual booting Windows 8 and Kubuntu.) I've been having a lot of fun with Kubuntu. I've done a lot with it, including installing GNOME desktop, just to try it out. One day I was in Steam and I ...
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Can I choose the position of a partition while installing Ubuntu as a dual boot with Windows?

When installing Ubuntu, is there a way you can choose which part of the disk you want your partition to be on? I am partitioning a 2TB HDD, giving 300GB to Ubuntu, however I don't want this partition ...
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Ubuntu Install Partitions - automatic is not working

So I'm trying to install ubuntu on a vm... I've come to the installation type page and I tried to just use the "erase disk and install ubuntu" option... When I do this it's saying that some of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation options

I got a 400 GB hard disk with 200 GB allocated to windows vista and 200 GB unpartitioned space. During the installation I selected "Install ubuntu alongside windows vista". Then I clicked on Install ...
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No device file for partition in /dev/

I did partition /dev/sda1 using fdisk. After creating two partitions, saved the table. And rebooted the server. But there is no device file present for new partitions. :~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Ominous “8.5 GB Volume” on MomentusXT under 12.10

I'm looking for people who also have their Ubunutu/Linux running on a MomentusXT ST750LX003. A partitiion/volume is shown to me that I can't mount, nor really place where it comes from. It is ...
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Unable to mount Windows ntfs partition

I have a computer that is dual booting with Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.10. Everything works fine I am able to boot into both OS's as expected. But when I try to boot into Ubuntu, and mount the Windows ...
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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I want to install UBUNTU 12.10 , on a partition that I have created [duplicate]

I wanted to install 12.10, but also wanted to keep Windows 8, so I created another partition E: with 29GB space, and now I want to install Ubuntu on that partition is that possible in any way?
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Windows 8 not booting from grub 2

I have done a fair amount of research, and started of by disabling the secure booting UEFI settings as well as the Intel Smart boot. I partitioned the drive accordingly and when I restarted the ...
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help me understand lvm initial setup loop device

I have a (very) rough understanding of what lvm is, I'm finding it a little hard to grasp loop devices however. Anyway here's my issue: Someone ran an Ubuntu server install for me and probably went ...
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Purging Vista from Ubuntu that's partitioned; mechanism and how to

Im a recent convert to Ubuntu. When I installed Ubuntu, I did it alongside of existing Vista. (Before that, a friend partitioned my HD to make room). Im so satisfied with Ubuntu that I'm getting rid ...
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Root partition oddly full

The root partition of my 12.10 Kubuntu distro is full and I don't really understand why, since fileflight shows that 72% of the disk space usage of my root partition is being used by the "home/"My ...
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Is it safe to use a USB external drive without a valid partition table?

Here's what I did: Installed the SATA hard disk in the enclosure Connected it via USB With Disk Utility I formatted the drive with an EXT4 file system Started using the hard drive without any issue ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Deleted Windows boot partition by mistake

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Today, while trying to manually partition the drive for Linux install, I accidentally formatted the 100 MB System Reserved partition to ext4. Then, I ignored ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 server with RAID1?

I have spent the last 4 days or so trying to setup Ubuntu server 12.04.2 with RAID1. I have looked at several different links and tried different configurations and workarounds. So far, I have not ...
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Computer shut down during resizing of drive, stuck!

Basically I was trying to resize my drive since I was low on disk space for the Ubuntu OS using a WUBI of Ubuntu 12.10(I believe that or 12.04). But my computer shut down in the process. Now when I ...
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How can I speed up a partition resize using gparted?

Shrinking and expanding partition using gparted in old versions of ubuntu was very fast. Moving a partition was the only time-consuming task and the time depend on size of partition. In new versions ...
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Need to expand /boot partition but not sure if I can

So I've been having some trouble installing updates lately because my boot partition has run out of space. I did some research to try and find the best way to expand the partition, but after looking ...
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expanding the current running operating system partition [duplicate]

I have dual booted my pc from windows to ubuntu 12.10v. I actually had done it by shrinking the 500GB volume to half a part to windows and half to ubuntu. Now I am facing an issue called low disk ...
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How to create a LVM Partition/physical volume > 2TB

I was following this tutorial found here: How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume? Which was working out great however i have a 3TB drive and every time i create the partition (whether it be ...
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How to create partition without formatting drive?

I am have some doubts in partition my external drive. I am have external drive of capacity 2TB formatted in NTFS . 1.5 TB is used in hard drive. I want to create one partition of 200 GB in FAT . But I ...
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Grub corrupted and etc directory missing

I have a dual installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. I was in windows, I had to restart my machine and my grub was not loading. I used boot-repair to load my grub. However, my linux ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 With Win7 Dual-Boot

I had been using Ubuntu for a little while now and I must say very nice a few hardware compatibility issues but that's not why I am here. I have recently uninstalled Ubuntu because I did not feel safe ...
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How to mount Apple Core Storage partition

So I wiped my Mac Mini (OS X Lion) and replaced the OS with Ubuntu 12.04.2. So far so good, it works beautifully. But I'd like to still access the external backup drive's Time Machine contents. The ...
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Can't access Windows 7 partition and blkid crashes when I try

I found nothing about this specific problem on the internet so I'm asking for help here: Once I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on dual boot working flawlessly. Then I bought a new internal 1 TB HD and ...
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Moving Kubuntu from hdd to ssd

I bought a new SSD to install it in my HTPC. Before, I had an HDD with Kubuntu. I would need to copy the files from the / partition from HDD to SSD. To do this, I booted from the Kubuntu livecd, ...
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Move entire installation to blank partition

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a second hard drive (sdb). I had a windows ntfs partition before that for storage but have subsequently purchased an external hard drive and transferred those files ...
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How to get back to windows after install Ubuntu in the same partition?

I have two partition on my system. On one partition, I keep my data, and on other I install my OS. By mistake, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the drive I had installed Windows. Now I need to get back ...
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messed up with mount and naming a partition - delete a folder in file system

I have a partition /dev/sda8 which I want to name it "Documents" and automount. Because I have a long time to use these commands ,I messed up a little (not that I am familiar). I used gparted and ...
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Can't enlarge swap drive

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Netbook. Netbook has like .8 gigs of Ram so I'm trying to offset the crappy ram amount with a larger swap drive. Tried to do it from a pretty detailed tutorial, was ...
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Deleted my Ubuntu partition and now I get grub rescue [duplicate]

After deleting my partition I get the error: unknown filesystem grub resuce> I tried booting from a USB into Ubuntu and SuperGrub but it just went straight back to grub rescue. Any ideas?
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lvm disappeared after disc replacement on raid10

here my problem: I am running ubuntu 12.04 on a raid10 (4 disks), on top of which I installed an lvm with two volume groups (one for /, one for /home). The layout of the disks are as follows: Disk ...
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No operating system or formatted partition(s) on laptop

I have about 20 IBM Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, R52, that are being donated to a school in the Dominican Repulic. There is absolutely nothing on them! I am trying to load Ubuntu Mint on them and have ...
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How to recover files lost in Xubuntu installation?

After installing Xubuntu 12.10, I lost all my files, but I only wanted to delete all Operative Systems, not my files. How can I recover my files and folders? Is there a program I can use for this?
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Attempted downgrade from GRUB2 to GRUB; can't boot into ubuntu anymore

So I just did a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and installed ubuntu 12.10 beside it. I kept the windows bootloader in the mbr at the advice if my tutorial (i used easyBCD to enable an option for ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer Ubuntu 12 Server Install: Partition Issues

During the Ubuntu 12 install, I get the a screen that says "ATA RAID Device Detected" and asks if I want to enable it. Having used Lenovo Easy Setup to configure the raid (1 array with 2 1tb drives) I ...
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Ubuntu Installer cannot see windows os partition and sees my hard drive as blank?

Good day, I have just downloaded ubuntu 12.10 today using windows 7 and installed it to my SD card. I booted up using the sdcard, and everything was going perfectly well until Ubuntu said i currently ...
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Are there any LVM gotchas?

I have been playing around with LVM on a virtual machine. Until now I have found only advantages on it and I'm thinking about using it on my real machine the next time I do a fresh install. I have ...
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Linux: how swap is reported by free/top. How to determine correctly swap usage by process

Can somebody please explain how swap is reported in Linux? I'm asking this because free and top commands reports some swap used that cannot be found in /proc/$PID/status. grep --color VmSwap ...
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small sda2 partition between root and swap

I have been trying for a while to figure out the partition scheme on my desktop that was automatically installed by Ubuntu when I installed. I let Ubuntu create the partitions as it saw fit on my ...
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Install Ubuntu on a partitioned system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with my existing Windows 8 OS (the computer came with Windows 7 so I'm supposed to have the old BIOS). The problem is that when I tried installing Ubuntu from a USB ...
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Shrink Root partition and allocate free space to Home partition

While Installing Ubuntu I did the partition and allocate Disk space like that 4 GB for Home 1 GB for linux-swap 95 GB for root But sooner I realilized that my /Home partition is almoast occupied ...